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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adventurer, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. the flatlander
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    Best of luck w/ the 3 window parts car. Lots of talent to fix that one. I've fixed a few, but not like yours. If your countrymen can design 200 mph supercars, guess you, a few pals, & some vino can fix that one.
     
  2. general gow
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    ^ I think someone didn't read to the end of the thread...
     
  3. adventurer
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    rear end is finished

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    front end reassembled, will try to find some 40/48 backing plates to mount the Buick drums

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    starting work on the doors

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  4. adventurer
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    I don't know what to do with the grille insert. It's an original one, but some bars are a little warped and not perfectly straight. What's the best thing to do, changing the bars, leaving everything alone or installing a new insert. My idea is keeping the original insert without touchin it....
    Waiting for suggestions

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  5. adventurer
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  6. Floorboardinit
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2013
  7. Thunderbirdesq did a great tech on straitening bent bars. Cheap and easy.
     
  8. let me guess..your painting it black too????
    man that is a nice save
    tk
     
  9. adventurer
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    changed my mind on color....dark red is my definitive choice...as my roadster
    It's a 68 Chrysler color

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  10. I fell in love with this '32 when I saw the picture of it in the box!
     
  11. zibo
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    Had to drag this one up.
    I thought my 40 build was crazy but this one takes the cake.
    Well done!
    TP
     
  12. paco
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    I am totally amazed with what you've done to that .... car. I would have never guessed ANYONE would be able to bring that back to life.

    You Sir .... are 1 of a kind. Great build. Just finished the 19 page transformation.
     
  13. adventurer
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    Now at a standstill....the men who is preparing the car for paint has disappeared.... seems to be on Holiday...hope he comes back soon to finish work.
    In the meantime, work on the 283 is going on, by end next week should be ready. Machine shop had a problem on the overbore..so THEY are correcting with new sleeves and I ordered new std pistons.
    Am waiting for 48 backing plates to arrive, in order to install the Buick drums.
    As for the grille, guess will order a new insert from Dale and hang the original one in my dining room....
     
  14. battersea boys
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    from surrey

  15. 29ToyA
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    WOW!

    Outstanding job!
     
  16. chevy54man
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    It's hard to add to what everyone has already been saying to you here but your build is really inspirational and just incredible! Best to you and yours!
     
  17. jmikee
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    Thats because you live in Europe where there is two weeks vacation every month, my son lives in Germany, I don't know how anything gets done. I applaud your efforts because i live near where the car came from and looked at it many times as we all agreed it was to far gone. But not for you!
    John
     
  18. goatboy
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    fantastic job ! i woulda walked away from that one and i've done bodywork for 43 yrs now ! no way i could save that, absoultley awesome job, & done with most of the original parts too, WOW! cant wait to see it w/paint.
    goatboy
     
  19. adventurer
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    seems bodyman will be working on the car since tomorrow...
     
  20. adventurer
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    getting closee and closer...
    now finishing gaps and fitting windshield frame

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  21. Rem
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    Ha Ha, you've saved a more or less scrap body and you're not sure how to deal with the insert :)

    I think that with the rest or what you've done, the car deserves the original insert - shouldn't take you very long to smarten it up! All the repro inserts I've seen are stainless, although I suppose they can be painted.

    On the other hand, I guess you've earned the right to do what you like with it.
     
  22. Fopelaez
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    You're ranking up in my metalworking hero list!! Keep on the good work.!
     
  23. Rat.Racer
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    This is an amazing build thread, I can't wait to see how it turns out....Subscribed...
     
  24. adventurer
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    primed ....

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  26. greaser
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    Looks AWESOME from here!! Really enjoying this thread.
     
  27. Model A Mark
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    Awesome save on this car,
    needs a blown flathead :p
     
  28. Nuvolari
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    needs a blown 392 HEMI :p :cool:
     
  29. adventurer
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    will use a blown 283....
     
  30. McFly
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    Fantastic build! You are close now.
     

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